Hercules Morse present a combination of the energy and audacity of classic British rock, the groove-based riffs of stoner/desert rock and the melodic focus of contemporary alternative rock to create something altogether distinct. Reviewers frequently laud them as a British hybrid of The Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age.
From the ashes of previous-project “The Blue Screen Of Death” rises “Hercules Morse”; a band with the power of a Greek demi-God coupled with the intelligence and endeavour of an Inspector from Oxford.
A reshuffle in “The Blue Screen Of Death” saw guitarist, Pete Davis, leave and then-drummer Harry Gardner switch from behind the kit to lead guitar. The drum mantle was taken on by Guillaume “Gizmo” Redonnet-Brown. Following these changes, it was only right to start again with a new project, and in August 2014, Hercules Morse was born.
With their quiet self-assurance, typically British humbleness and lack of pretension, Hercules Morse carve mighty riffs and driving bass grooves layered with lavish guitar licks and catchy vocal lines, creating ferocious sonic beasts immersed in melody.
Their lyrical content is often tongue-in-cheek, reflecting the band’s preference for substance over self-importance. As Rocksound magazine aptly stated “good songs taking precedence over trite stylistics”.
In their previous set-up the band received plaudits from Iron Maiden singer, Bruce Dickinson, as well as national press coverage from the likes of Kerrang Radio, NME, Scuzz TV and BBC 6 Music. They have been fortunate enough to share stages with Turbowolf, Band of Skulls, Brant Bjork (former Kyuss drummer), Zico Chain, Orange Goblin and Dinosaur Pile Up. They have also, somewhat incongruously appeared on bills with Calvin Harris, The Go Team, Tynchy Stryder and The Streets.
They have been described as “a welcome flush of energy to Britain’s stagnant rock scene” (Chybucca Sounds) and look set to continue their march towards becoming a household name in the world of rock ‘n’ roll.